So, I must have been doing better than I thought last night because I woke up in a cautiously good mood. And things improved from there. Nice workout, great conversation with a friend, quick (and tantrum-free) stop at Trader Joe's, took advantage of an opportunity to do a small gesture of kindness for another friend, all in time for Darling A to get in a morning nap. Then the kids played while I sat with them and checked some stuff off of my to-do list.
And I was feeling pretty good about myself and my attempts at changing my focus to be more outward. It made the day really fun and pleasant. And I felt a lot of peace.
Except, every now and then, I'd get a little stressed and overwhelmed. But, less and less as the day wore on.
And then, we had a bit of a hectic afternoon/early evening and it wore on us a bit.
But, progress is still progress, right? And today had a lot of progress, even if it's the one step forward, two steps back kind. (: